Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is known to complicate left heart diseases (LHD) including left sided valvular pathologies such as aortic regurgitation (AR). Patients with significant AR have an increased risk of death, even if they do not have symptoms, so identifying variables which predict adverse outcomes is important. PHT is thought to develop in AR due to left ventricular volume overload which eventually leads to increases in left atrial pressure and the development of post-capillary PHT.
Summary by Dr Seshika Ratwatte
Exertional breathlessness is one of the commonest symptoms leading to visits to a cardiologist.
Among the myriad of causes of breathlessness, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is important and frequently under-recognised.
Our latest article on this subject was led by Dr Pyi Naing FRACP, published in the Internal Medical Journal
Prevalence and prognostic impact of tricuspid regurgitation in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices…
Published in International Journal of Cardiology, with summary by Sophie Offen.
Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Before and After Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation in New Zealand (ANZACS-QI 66)
Published in Heart Lung Circulation, with summary by Dr Shawn Foo and A/Prof Martin Stiles
Outcomes of Thrombus Aspiration During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Now available online at Internal Medicine Journal.
Summary by Kevin Rajakariar 15 June 2022.
Cryoablation of Papillary Muscles at Surgery for Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias Due to Mitral Valve Prolapse
Published in Heart Lung and Circulation, 10 June 2022
Summary by Jitendra Vohra, Joseph B. Morton, John Morgan, James Tatoulis.
Diagnostic Performance of CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve in Australian Patients Referred for Invasive Coronary Angiography
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation, Chua et al.
Summary by Brian Ko, 2 May 2022.
IMPACT for Suspected ACS in ED: An Appropriate Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients too
Louise Cullen et al, published in Heart Lung and Circulation.
Summary by Paul Bridgman, 23 March 2022.